Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
Coach in Detroit
4 military chaplains
Pizza 4 Patriots
Once again, Michael Garcia
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The University of Illinois
Again, the fumblin', stumblin', bumblin' TSA
Chicago Bears fan(s)
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“We don’t think that people are going to be that inconvenienced.”
NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg referring to Friday’s blizzard.
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A White House memo referring to a photo of President Obama with a rifle.
"It's almost like they don't give a damn. If they don't give a damn, why did they expect anybody else to?"
Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood told CNBC that Washington gridlock is sending the nation racing towards another contentious debt deadline.
“We will not cease from our effort to assure that healthcare for all does not mean freedom for few.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a statement indicating its rejection of the latest HHS mandate proposal by the Obama administration. The new HHS proposal provides a narrow definition of a “religious employer” and does not permit for individual for-profit businesses that claim a conscientious objection to the mandate. In short, the mandate continues to undermine the First Amendment right to religious freedom.
“America is one big pothole right now. At one time... we were the leader in infrastructure. We built the interstate system. It's the best road system in the world, and we're proud of it. But we're falling way behind other countries, because we have not made the investments."
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who is leaving his post, is confessing that the roads of America are crumbling because there simply isn’t enough money in the government’s coffers to fix them.
“I don’t want to linger on this, but last night’s Super Bowl half-time show was ridiculous — and gratuitously so. Watching Twitter, it was really no surprise that men made comments about stripper poles and putting dollar bills through their TV sets, was it? Why can’t we have a national entertainment moment that does not include a mother gyrating in a black teddy?”
Columnist Kathryn Jean Lopez
"Fat butt Michelle Obama. Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She’s overweight.”
Bob Grisham, a high school football coach who was surreptitiously recorded by one of his students. Grisham was suspended Monday.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
US government, led by Obama, makes case for killing American civilians.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Sandy Hook father: my child is safer at home where I am armed.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Beyonce's half-time show at the Super Bowl was the most incredible, phenomenal, stupendous, fantastic, tremendous, outstanding, death defying, greatest exhibit of talent anyone in the history of mankind has ever displayed.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
You just don't get this at our Franklin library.
That's it for Week-ends.
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